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. >> not just her body, but her mind. >> they come in to day care and erica said, don't let him hurt me. >> she handed investigators what could be a vital clue, but would it be enough to crack the case? "against all odds." >>> good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm ann curry. >>> tonight a little girl who beat the odds and inspired a city. it all started with a crime that not even police could believe. the girl, just a toddler, was shot in the head deliberately, left for dead by a killer who then disappeared. but she stunned everyone with her courage and her will to survive. and none more so than a detective who vowed to crack this case no matter how long it took. here's hoda kotb. ♪ something tells me it's all happening at the zoo ♪ >> reporter: one of the biggest attractions at the louisville zoo was a floppy-eared baby named scotty. he was kind of cuddly, at least for an elephant. >> he's got hair. >> reporter: that's right. but on this day, he shared the spotlight with another media celebrity. a spunky girl named erica whose infectious laugh and incredible story captivated a city.
a dedicated detective not only crack his biggest case but keep the emotional promise he made? erica's story began in a hart scrabble neighborhood in louisville in this brick house on wilson avenue. a 2-year-old, wild about dora the explorer, erica lived here with her mom, erin harper. on may 18th, 2006, police got a frantic 911 call. when they arrived, the man who made the call flagged them down. what was his state of mind is? >> he was really hysterical. >> reporter: what was he saying. >> there's a little girl in there. >> reporter: they rushed into the house and found a horrifying scene. a woman almost certainly dead on the floor. >> just see a big like pool of blood. >> reporter: the officers had to step over the woman to get to the back room where, on the bed, they saw the little girl motionless. >> when i first seen her, i thought she was dead. >> reporter: was she saying anything, doing anything? >> no. eventually i touch her and she pushed my hand and said, leave me alone. >> reporter: tell me about the emotion you felt at the moment? >> just she's alive. >> reporter: but barely the
this morning as we welcome you to a wednesday. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. nice to see it. we could use the rain here. >> we need it desperately. >> a lot to get to this morning including now a third taping released of what is reportedly mel gibson going on again in this rant. a number of expletives. really some rather unpiecy terms we're hearing here, apparently this tirade against his former girlfriend oksana. we'll take a look at this tape. >>> also we want to get to our top story, the disaster in the gulf. this morning the giant oil spill continues to gush. that's because more time is needed before bp starts testing the latest device used to try to stop it. "cbs evening news" anchor katie couric is in new orleans with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, you're right, tests to pressure this so-called capping stat have been delayed. officials here are being extremely cautious. they're going to be evaluating the conditions in and around the sea floor before they can really test this device. they're keeping their finge
, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. some people sleeping in on a friday. not a lot of sleeping in happening, though, in washington, d.c., this morning. breaking news this morning for you out of washington where 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit the capital this morning. cbs' tara mergener is in washington for us this morning with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, that earthquake hit at about 5:04 this morning. as you said it was a 3.6-magnitude, and that is the largest ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. now, the epicenter, we understand, was about 20 miles from here in rockville, maryland and we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland virginia west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion, they thought it was a plane or a truck, and we each hadven had one of our own photographers call in and say
erica hill, the weather is also hurting the gulf cleanup efforts. on day 77, the economic fallout from the giant spill is spreading to every corner of the nation. desperate for customers. retailers launching their own stimulus plans, even loaning money, to get people to start buying again. plus, only in america, he was brought here to be a slave. now he's living the dream in the country he loves. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening, katie is off. as we celebrate america's independence, millions of americans are increasingly dependent on air conditioning. look at the heat index here. it's a combination of temperature and humidity. from florida to massachusetts it shows what feels like triple-digit temperatures and it could stay that way for much of the week. national correspondent jeff glor tells us the rising mercury has sparked growing concern. >> reporter: up and down the northeast, as the holiday weekend winds down the heat wave of 2010 kicks up. >> i'm evaporating. i'm melt
and president of the agenda project erica payne. welcome to you all. jonathan, the president says it will save us from a banking crisis but you say it is creating a jobs crisis. how? >> well, it hurts profits, liz. it hurts profits. the profits are, of course, used to create new jobs. you know, we saw it this week. this companies reported difficulty racing money, higher cost for borrowing. bank of america says it will cost $3 billion in the third quarter. companies are having to sell profitable units to comply with the completely arbitrary rules. yes, it costs the companies profits and it costs jobs. >> erica, are we going to lose jobs from this thing? >> absolutely not. nothing more important for future of the economy than a financial stability to build the economy. we didn't have a financial system before and this has rules in place to straighten it out and go forward. >> wayne, banks have a new landscape with which to deal. this is not new. do you worry it will hurt jobs? >> it has nothing to do with jobs and i'm laughing at erica's response. shows naivety of what congress did. we had a suc
'm erica hill in for maggie rodriguez. this morning we're learning new details. a terrible story out of arizona. a car accident. a family is told their family died if the car accident. their planning their funeral, starting the process of learning to cope without their daughter and then they're told a week later, we're wrong. your daughter -- >> yeah. >> awful. we'll bring you the latest on that case coming up. >>> also, our top story this morning, the white house blasting the release of over 90,000 u.s. military records on the war in afghanistan. this is the largest leak in military history. cbs news correspondent mark phillips is in london this morning with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this isn't a weeky leak, a deluge of operational field report logs from units on the ground in afghanistan, much of it classified, and released by the whistle-blowing wikileaks site and paints a grim picture of the way the war is going. the release contains more than 90,000 reports sent by operational units in afghanistan from 20 04 to the end of 200. cataloged on the w
, erica. >> hill: electric companies have been calling people asking them to scale back but people are going to crank up that air conditioning. can the power grid withstand that surge? >> reporter: i got that call as well. power use will increase. thigh ear expecting near record usage late tuesday into wednesday. that does increase the chances of brownouts up and down the east coast, erica. >> hill: something we'll be watching for. jeff glor. jeff, thanks. weather is also a big factor in the gulf of mexico. on day 77 of the disaster, more storms rolled through, kicking up seas and forcing skimmer boats to remain idle for another day. this as more oil washed asnore alabama. it's part of a slick of heavy delude is 15 miles wide. relief wells are still weeks away from completion, though the oil continues to spew into the gulf at a rate now of more than a million gallons a day. b.p. says it has spent more than $3 billion on cleanup so far. mark strassmann is in grand aisle, louisiana tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, erica. there are tar balls now in texas, the fi
'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. lots to get to this morning before you can start your holiday weekend. >>> we had so much reaction yesterday. we sent a cbs news crew to indonesia to find that smoking little baby. we talked to his family. we had so much reaction to the video. we have more information on the program he's under. his mother said she hates to see him hurt himself, but what can i do? a lot of parents feel that way when it comes to toddlers, tantrums they throw when you try to throw away their cigarettes or toys, depending on the child. all that ahead. >>> first, the latest concerns about the jobs and the economy. and there are several. that's because the june unemployment report is out today. rebecca jarvis is standing by on wall street. she's our cbs news business and economics correspondent at the new york stock exchange this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. wall street is bracing for a rough report. analysts predict that june will be the first month this year that the economy lost jobs. >> it is a very painful thing to be unemployed. it's
is in london this morning with the latest. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this is not a wikileak, this is a wiki torrent. a dell luge of field report logs from units on the ground in afghanistan. much of it is released by the wikileak site. it paints a grim picture of the way the war is going. the release contains more than 90,000 reports sent by operational units in afghanistan from 2004 to the end of 2009. cataloged on the wikileaks website. among the allegations that elements of pakistan's intelligence services supposed allies of the u.s. have met with taliban leaders to plot strategy for the insurgency. that death squads have been operating to try to kill taliban leaders. that the taliban have been using surface to air missiles to target u.s. and allied aircraft. that civilian casualties have been even higher than admitted. in a statement, president obama's national security adviser general james jones called the threat a leak to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partners at risk. wikileaks' founder told the guardian new
mes despuñs >>> fueron días poquitos días >>> lo cierto es que erica vivió días de tristeza y dolor >>> no te podría decir cuantas veces llegan personas con condiicones medicas ya avanzadas >>> es algo muy difícil porque tenía a nuestro primer hijo >>> erica ha estado pensando y hablando con diferentes abogados para poner una demanda, siente que violaron sus derechos como ser humana >>> yo diria que tengan un poco más de compasión que sean seres humanos >>> en busca de una mejor vida terminan perdiendo su libertasd >>> ya regresamos --tras el despido de 80 agentes del orden, la policia de oakland esta pasando verdaderos "apuros", no solo para mantener la seguridad de los vecindarios sino para sacar a flote diversas investigaciones criminales. --hoy el jefe de la investigaciones criminales. --hoy el jefe de la corporacio tras el despido de 80 agentes del orden el jefe de la corporacion busca solución al problema >>> un hombre fue acribillado a tiros, los residentes de esta zona se preguntan que es lo que haran las autoridades >>> claro que si me preocupa >>> trae mucha violenci
see i'm energized. >> i'm erica hill sitting in for maggie rodriguez, bhwho's on maternity leave. >>> officials now suspect two suicide bombers set off explosions in the capital of kampala last night killing at least 64 people as they watched the world cup final. one of the dead is an american. cbs news correspondent richard roth joins us from london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: the attacks in kampala were powerful and synchronized and set off in crowded places where it was certain there would be mass casualties. it was half past 10:00 and the soccer match was still on tv in the ugandan capital. one bomb exploded at a garden restaurant packed with diners, another at a rugby club with a large-screen tv and hundreds of people watching. >> we just had an explosion. >> reporter: among the dead was an american identified as nate hanf, working for a ca california-based aid group who was talking to his work on facebook. >> i've been living invisible children and working for kids in northern uganda. >> reporter: and americans, too, among the 60 or so wounded. some from a p
and 5th, at the base of -- >> the broadcast powerhouse. >> that's right. good morning, erica. >> good morning. >> happy birthday to you. >> thank you, harry smith. i appreciate it. i wouldn't want to start my birthday any other way -- >> oh. >> -- than with harry smith. >> oh there you go. i don't know what that means, but let's move on. >> we should. a lot to get to this morning, too. >> yes. >>> there's a new study in "the new york times." they're taking a look at the way breast cancer is diagnosed and basically saying that there could be some problems in the way that it's diagnosed. it's so difficult to detect in its earliest stages that, in fact, some of the diagnoses could be prone to error. so, now the federal government financing a nationwide study. we're going to get a closer look at this and whether or not you need to be concerned if you've had a recent breast cancer diagnosis, if you know someone who has, whether or not there could be a problem with it. >> all right. >>> also, you know, since this whole thing started down in the gulf some 90 days ago, we had top kills. remem
developing out there in the plaza. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. good morning. >> lot happen thing morning. including breaking news with more information. a night forced to land in denver. 30 people injured. one of them critically after the plane hit severe turbulence and forced to land in denver. one passenger described it as a huge up and down. the woman next to her basically rose up, hit the side of the cabin, left a crack above the window from the force of being thrown. >> a live report on that in a couple of seconds. late developments in that story of an agriculture department employee who was forced to resign over what were thought to be racially charged remarks. cbs news chief legal correspondent jan crawford is in washington with the latest on that. jan, good morning. >> good morning. the announcement from agriculture secretary vilsack came early this morning and it was a complete reversal from his position a few hours earlier. vilsack says he will reconsider the decision to fire an african-american employee over videotaped remarks that sparked a firestorm on the internet.
to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. good morning, everybody. >> lot of activity. couple of hours away from us here. rhinebeck, new york, where it is all but official, i guess, chelsea clinton and mark mezvinsky will be getting married. potential cost for a media consultant, $100,000 which sinning because it is not a lot of talking going on. >> don't people have to sign confidentiality agreements? this $3 million to $5 million, its own stimulus pack zblaj very ni package. >> very nice. we begin with that monumental leak of classified documents on the afghanistan war. white house in damage control mode. the leaks raise more questions about the war in the u.s. david martin is at the pentagon this morning with the latest. david, good morning. >> good morning. the dust is yet to settle on that first avalanche of secrets. already the head of wikileaks is talking about releasing 15,000 more classified documents. the pentagon says it will take days if not weeks to assess the damage caused by what already is posted on the wikileaks web sigh. robert gibbs says people's lives have been put
early show" from beautiful rhinebeck, new york i'm erica hill this special chelsea morning. >> doing a great job -- >> so sorry. very excited wedding crowd in new york as well. not just excited in rhinebeck, e. >> chris, thanks calling our show too, a chelsea morning because that is actually the joni mitchell song apparently she was named after. there you go you hear a bit now, recorded in 1969 she was named after that song. we're coming to you from rhinebeck this morning from the terrapin restaurant and will meet with the chef later giving us great wedding ideas also coming up this hour what about a wedding gift especially when someone getting married is like chelsea clinton, what do you buy for someone who has everything or when the registry is down to two random wine glasses or a $5,000 grill? we'll help you with all of that chris. >> yeah, save. that's for sure. also, we have how to avoid wedding day disasters, a nice wedding table set up and show you exactly where you should seat the divorced parents if they are divorced, who do you invite, who don't
night, erica, a really big night. the rehearsal dinner and the after-party. it took place down the road here at the historic beak man arms. bill and hillary clinton waved to reporters and photographers camped out in rhinebeck new york. throughout the evening, chelsea and marc's guests were greeted by media fanfare. settling into area hotels, including the historic bekeman arms inn. but before the party, the party planner screened for party crashers, confirmed guests with i.d.s, a book of photos and issued purr pler wrist bands as added security. guests turned over cell phones and cameras before entering. party-goers -- were corralled by clipboard carrying organizers who loaded guests onto shuttle buses with stealth campaign-like efficiency. the night's dress code, country chic. though we don't know how celebrity guestsprah or barbara streisand interpreted that at the rhinebeck department store, the owners explained what that means in these parts. >> it's easy. it's pretty. you can dress it up, put pearls on it. >> reporter: one attendee didn't shy away from the spotlight. the proud fath
to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. we'll update you. yesterday afternoon a terrible accident happening in philadelphia. one of the duck tours, you go through the city and then you go in the water, hit by a barge. here you're looking at exclusive pictures our affiliate in philadelphia has now of this collision. we're going to get a closer look at the accident. to people remain missing this morning so we'll update you on the search for those two. a tragic accident for those trying to enjoy a nice day. >>> coming up, we are an update on the story we brought you yesterday, the happy ending of a young girl from missouri who went missing, reunited with her family yesterday. police closing in on this man, a sex offender. when police closed in on him, he took a gun and killed himself. we'll update on you that situation. plenty more new developments in all these stories this morning. >>> first, we want to talk about the latest on this horrible heat wave up and down the east coast. we've been talking about it all week. the good new
morning. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to get to. a plane crash in pakistan, also these wildfires overnight in california. we'll get you caught up with all that. >> we begin with breaking news. the deadly crash of a passenger jet if pakistan. it went down if the hills surrounding the capital city of islamabad. cbs news correspondent mark phillips is in london with the very latest. good morning. >> harry, the number of confirmed casualties in it crash keeps rising as bodies are recovered from the wreckage but earlier hopes there may have been some survivors have been sadly dashed. there were 152 people on the plane. >> reporter: the weather, which was terrible, may have been a factor in this crash, but it's far too early to draw conclusions. this is the monsoon season, when high winds, heavy rains and dense low cloud move through the area. and the conditions at the time of the crash have been making rescue efforts more difficult as well. initial reports, though, that there may have been some survivors have since been retracted. crowds had gathered at a local hospita
smith. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> have you ever been to the tetons? >> i have not. >> beautiful, most soaring stunning peaks outside of jackson, wyoming. if you're a werner -- i lived out there for a dozen years. you want to climb those things. one of the trooults of climbing out there, is late in the afternoon you can get thunderstorms almost every day. thunder lightning here in the tetons. there were three different climbing groups up above 13,000 feet. >> and it's 13,700 -- they were almost up there. >> way up there. honestly, you get up that high, there's no place to hide. thunder and lightning comes in. a one person still missing this person. >>> we'll also take a look at that whale. the pictures are amazing. a 40-ton whale crushes a boat. we're going to speak with the couple on board that boat. i can't even imagine what it must be like when you see this lurching at you. that's the aftereffects. >>> first, it has been a whirlwind couple of days for shirley sherrod, wrongly branded as a racist, apologized from her job and now the afollow i goes. now she say
by cbs >>> and, good morning, everyone, thanks for being us with on this thursday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. we have a lot of news to get to this morning. we want to start with arizona's controversial new immigration law, which went into effect just after midnight, but without some of its most controversial provisions. on wednesday a federal judge blocked the law's toughest requirement. cbs news correspondent john black stone is in phoenix with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. demonstrators are already beginning to gather for more protests today against arizona's new law. they know with the court ruling setting aside parts of this law, there will be an appeal, that their battle is not over. the judge's ruling seemed to answer the prayers of many in arizona's immigrant communities. waitress yessica perez is a u.s. citizen but she feared the law would make her a target for police. the law would have required police to check the immigration status of virtually anyone they suspected of being here illegally. >> i heard of people that they didn't want to go out,
>>> good wednesday morning to you. a nice crowd developing out on the plaza. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. good morning on a so happy it's wednesday. >> yes. a lot happening this morning, including this breaking news. getting more information, a flight forced to land in denver, originally from dulles to l.a.x. last night. 30 people injured after the plane was forced to land in denver. one passenger said the woman next to her basically rose up, hit the side of the cabin and left a crack above the window from the force of being thrown. >> a live report on that in a couple seconds. >>> first, late developments in the story of an agricultural department employee who were forced to resign over what were thought to be racially charged remarks. jan crawford with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the announcement from secretary tom vilsack came early this morning, a complete reversal. vilsack says will he reconsider the decision to fire an african-american employee over videotaped remarks that sparked a firestorm on the internet. started with a speech by usd
they'll talk about ways they have prepared in their neighborhoods. we have erica the lieutenant from the fire department that runs nert. she will tell you about nert. jamie lopez who is a nert volunteer how she used nert to organize in her neighborhood. then we will have mat lynn macky from the red cross talk about using red cross resources. to be prepared for a disaster. we have michaelllow from china town disaster preparedness committee an example of an organized neighborhood they have their own disaster plan. we have judy choi from animal care and control that will talk about pet preparedness and michael from pg and e. i will facilitate a discussion after based on the questions folks have. let's get started. >> i'm amy with the department of emergency management. thank you. >> hi. thank you all for chosing to get involved in the conversation of disaster prepared. i would like to present alth about the training program the san francisco department provides free of charge to you. there are a few people in the room that are are nert trained. anybody else? know we are appreciative f
morning, july 5, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on this post-holiday monday. i'm erica hill. maggie rodriguez is on maternity leave. >> harry smith is on vacation, i'm chris wragge. you talk about post-holiday weekend, some people are still enjoying it. >> which is nice. >> we'll take a closer look at some holiday celebrations. >>> also, late developments in the case of kyron horman missing now for a month in oregon. we're learning his stepmother had been investigated by child services. we're taking a closer look at that this morning. where this case could be turning again a month in. >>> first, we want to get you to the blistering heat wave gripping much of the east coast. temperatures expected to be in the high 90s again today. forecasters say this dangerous blast of heat could be with us all week long. cbs news national correspondent jeff glor is in times square where it's nice and toasty this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. reasonably comfortable outside right now but that is supposed to change as the day goes on. and then the worst of the h
this thursday morning, july 1st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> a very good morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> good morning, erica. >> how are you? >> i'm good. i'm harry smith. >> how are you in this morning? >> i'm good. it's good. >> thursday, good day. the smoking baby. if people couldn't get enough of this video when it first appeared on youtube, so we sent a crew to indonesia to find this little boy, which we did, along with his family. more of the video and also more on this story coming up. when you watch it -- well, i'm at a loss for words. >> you know what's interesting, you look at the kid and you wonder about children mimicking adult behavior. this kid, the way he handles everything, it's clear this is all learned. >> and he's been doing it over a year. he started when he was 11 months old. >> he keeps his cigarettes tucked in his little t-shirt. keeps his pack tucked here inside the little t-shirt so they're very convenient. there's a lot more to the story. >> first we want to get you the very latest on hurricane alex which is now a category 1 storm after making landfall last
, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. on this thursday, i'm harry zblith i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> have you ever been to the tetons? >> i have not. >> most beautiful stunning piece outside of jackson, wyoming. and if you are a werner like i lived out there for a dozen years, you want to climb those things. what one of the truths of climbing out there is late in the afternoon, you get the thunderstorms almost every day. thunder, lightening here in the tetons. three different climbing groups up above 13,000 feet. >> they were almost there. >> up there. they were way up there. you get up that high, there no place to high. thunder and lightning comes in, lot of people hurt. one person still miss thing morning. the latest that. >> we are going to take a look this morning at that whale. pictures are amazing. 40-ton whale crushes a boat. we are going to speak with the couple onboard that boat. i can't imagine what it must be like to see this lurching at you and then, of course, that's the aftereffects. more on that story this morning as well. fir
here in the big town. morning, everybody, i'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. yes, perfect way to kick off the end of the week. a lot happening this morning, a lot happening tomorrow. chelsea clinton, of course, getting married. we'll get you the very latest. live shot from rhinebeck, at the hotel where we're told several wedding guests are staying. >> and we have a lot of news coming out of california. >> break news this morning as we start in los angeles where fast-moving wildfires overfight have threatened 2,000 homes. all of this is is north of l.a., in palmdale, california. that's where we find hattie kauffman this morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm at the front lines in terms of protecting homes from these fires. you can see the fire truck behind me, the houses and right behind that is the edge of the fire within a quarter of a mile. all it takes is this gusty wind to turn it into an inferno. three fires burning north of los angeles, this one is the most dangerous. this huge fire 60 miles north of los angeles broke out about 3:00 p.m. thursday. by evening, locals wer
morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. >> a lot of activity. rhinebeck, new york, where it is all but official, i guess, that chelsea clinton will be getting married and now the price tag we're hearing, according to the daily news, $3 million. one of my favorites, they say potential costs for a media consultant, $100,000. which is interesting because there's not a lot of talking going on. >> didn't the people have to like sign cop if i dfif confid agreements? and that's its own stimulus package. >> very nice. so you're welcome. we'll have more on that ahead. we begin with that monumental leak of classes filed documents on the afghanistan war. the white house in damage control mode while the leaks raise more questions about that war back here if the u.s. cbs news chief national security correspondent david martin is at the pentagon this morning with the latest. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the dust has yet to settle on that first avalanche of secrets and already the head of wikileakss is talking about releasing 15,000 more classified documents. the pen
" this friday morning, july 23, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good friday morning to everyone. i'm erica hill. great to have you with us. >> i'm chris wragge. harry smith is off this morning. you can see the people. what have we been singing all morning long? i'll start it, you finish it. ♪ i like it >> enrique iglesias as the summer concert series gets going today. >> that will get you going on a friday morning. just a warning, lots of screaming girls ahead. >> we wouldn't have it any other way. we cannot wait for that. we want to talk about weather, we'll talk about the heat, the south in a second -- >> on a much more serious note. there have been insane thunderstorms, the flooding, southern wisconsin, milwaukee airport closed, two people struck by lightning. and then this, here's the sinkhole. in that sinkhole, an escalade. the driver just filled up his tank, goes down 20 feet. the car was still running two hours later. he had to be pulled out by his belt loops. >> 7 1/2 inches of rain in a two-hour period in southern wisconsin. there was a tornado in bristol, connecticut, two days
morning commute with erica. >> it is still early out there so the world reserve very quiet, overnight construction still you about over to the bay bridge. you can see cars selling by rain now. we have it overnight construction both directions of the zero that is to close a couple lanes until 5:00 a.m. because traffic conditions so late it is not affecting your drive a minute to the foot of the majors. but this in detail you can see conditions are pretty clear across band, as a major way to half moon bay one way traffic control in effect between having 92. that is done for system test it san suu rainout is not a problem. golden did 72 curtis, who nice easy ride just 21 minutes as a major wafer novato into the city. james. if >> thank you, topping our news dow jones will lose the first leg into place today this is an animation showing you what they're going to do these a there is our sections of the reporting into place. this will be the biggest red on the bay bridge all year long. >> were putting in a tower frame their two different lifting mechanisms that are born to be involved in th
>>> it is a gorgeousfriday morning here in the big town. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. perfect way to kick off the end of week. a lot happen thing morning and a lot happening tomorrow. chelsea clinton getting married. we will get you the latest. you see there a live shot of rhinebeck, new york, hotel where we are told several wedding guests reportedly are staying. latest from rhinebeck this morning. >> we have a lot of news coming out of california. >> breaking news. this morning in los angeles, wildfires overnight and threaten at least 2 thousand home. happening just north of l.a. palmdale, california. that's where we find hattie kaufmann this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing here at the frontline in terms of protecting homes from this fire. you can see behind me a fire truck and the home and behind that, you can see, the hill is blackened. fire got this close to the homes. this isn't just a single home. this is subdivision of the three fires burning. north of los angeles and this one by far the most dangerous. this huge fire, 60 miles north of lo
, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, on this friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. in case you missed it last night, the decision has been made. >> and it's clear how new york feels about it. >> lebron james going to south beach. >> not a shock, necessarily. >> i think about a week ago probably it was a shock, but yesterday everyone was reporting miami. >> by the time it was finally said last night, i didn't care anymore. just get to it. >> this is one of those vintage breakups. it's not you, it's me. poor cleveland, though. >> and not happy. burning of the shirts in cleveland. >> we'll talk about it jim gray, who conducted the interview, is with us. we'll talk about it. this reverberates throughout the entire nation now. >> yes, for several reason. >>> we first want to get you to the biggest spy swap since the cold war. ten russian spies pleading guilty new york and thursday immediately sent packing back to moscow. cbs news justice correspondent bob orr is in washington with the latest. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it's a sudden end
"early" this wednesday morning. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. it is once again getting hot in here. 7:01 a.m. on the east coast, 84 degrees right now. it's good news -- bad news today. it's going to get up to 99. it was 103 yesterday. they're ramping up the humidity here on the east coast so it will feel hotter today than yesterday. >> it already feels that why. it was that way at 4:30 this morning. lovely. >>> there are some things, good news this morning. we've been talking so much -- you heard that plea from kyron horman's mother, the missing 7-year-old in oregon. this morning wonderful news about a missing 4-year-old girl in missouri who has been found alive. she was abducted monday night from her front yard. she's been reunited with her parent. we'll get you the latest. this 4-year-old girl found alive. great news to start with today. >>> we do want to get you to the heat, which is, of course, the top story for us. it's where we begin that relentless scorcher blanketing the east coast this week. has killed two people, left tens of thousand
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. well can come welcome to the early show. i'm erica hill. >> it was kind of looking like it was going to rain. >> there were sprinkles on my way in. >> coming up, you know already very much about the barefoot burglar being arrested in the bahamas. he will appear in court today and our jeff glor is down there. >> we do begin, though, with the disaster in the gulf. bp has a new cap on the blownout well. the next 4 hours of tests will tell us if the company has finally found a way to stop the spill, which is, of course, what everyone wants to know. mark strassmann is on the gulf coast. good morning. >> reporter: of all the fixes so far, this is the one that is showing the most promise and so far so good. bp engineers have managed to guide underwater robotics and put the new cap on this well and new hope on this coast that the spill could soon be brought under control. a mile beneath the gulf, bp's new cap is on. anchored to the runaway well. it's bp's biggest gamble yet, one it hopes could stop the spill. >> i mow we've made some mistakes alon
. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. you know how you get on a plane these days and you start to grab a blanket as you're walking through and somebody says, you've got to pay for that? >> we need money before you take that. >> the airlines contend by you paying for that blanket, it's actually in the long run saving you money. >> couldn't they just put it in the price of my ticket and i won't know about it and i wouldn't explain? >> they could, but -- >> that would make too much sense. >> that would be too simple. we'll talk about ways you can get around that and the government is attacking that problem. >>> first the disaster in the gulf. after a one-day delay bp began testing the new containment cap last night but now another problem has slowed things down again. cbs news correspondent mark trasman tra strassmann is in grand isle, louisiana, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. right now oil is still gushing from this well because bp engineers have discovered an unexpected leak on top of the containment cap. that
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